Auditions in Rome, Italy and Denver Colorado for “The Italian Life Series”

09/09/2021

The Italian Life Series

Location: Nationwide

Type: TV Pilots

CASTING CALL

Title: 10 Episode CA/ITALY Project (TBA)

Genre: Drama Romance Comedy

Logline: Alex, a burned-out American chef travels to Italy and rediscovers his passion for food and life.

Roles:

CHARLIE. Female, 30s to 40s +/-, Caucasian, Brunette/blonde.

Charlie, a culinary treasure-hunter, and the proprietor of Disposizioni de Felicita (Happiness Provisions). An American-born Italian-American residing in Italy. Basic Conversational Italian is not required, but helpful.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate, Round-trip air USA/Italy, lodging.

BEN. Male, 55s to 65s +/-, any ethnicity.
Chef Ben, is in his mid-60s, and a contented restaurant proprietor in southern California. Since falling in love with an Italian and the Italian life, Ben has remained the owner and executive chef since Alex, his head chef and protoge’s, departure. Ben and Alex remained close following Alex’s exit, and as Alex has achieved the markers of success he laid out for himself, and is faced with a lack of fulfillment, he finds himself gravitating more towards Ben and redefining what success is – in both the kitchen and life.

Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate

STEFANO. Male, 30s to 40s +/-, Italian.
Stefano is a Commis Chef (Junior Chef still in training) for his father’s 2 Michelin Starred restaurant on the Amalfi Coast. Stefano is a former love interest of Charlie’s, his initial intrigue for this American girl was fueled by what he was chasing outside of the kitchen and away from Italy, only to find her heart was in the kitchen and in Italy. In spite of their different paths, he continues to pursue her. Basic Conversational Italian is not required, but helpful.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate

MAGGIE. Female, 50s to 60s +/-, any ethnicity.
Maggie is Alex’s manager and a direct report to the board of directors for Alex’s very successful food services empire. Maggie is a hard-working, driven professional who knows what it takes to be financially successful.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate, Round-trip air USA/Italy, lodging.

TUSCAN VILLAGE VICE-MAYOR. Male or Female, 40s to 50s +/-, Italian.
The Mayor plays a key role with several interactions with Alex and his business interests in the village.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate

ANTONIO. Male, 50s to 70s +/-, Italian.
Head Chef and Owner of the 2 Michelin Starred restaurant on the Amalfi Coast. Exhibits warmth in his delivery, and his love for food and serving people is evident in everything he does.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate

Crew Positions (Field):

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY. This primary role requires immense people skills, while providing an overarching flow for the series’ visual elements. Duties include developing the series visual style in harmony with the executive team. Reports to the Director.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate, Round-trip air USA/Italy, lodging.

MAKE UP/HAIR. This key role leads and operates the makeup department for the production and is responsible for planning makeup designs for the leading and supporting cast, including continuity requirements. Reports to Production Set Design.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate, Round-trip air USA/Italy, lodging.

AUDIO MIXER (LOCATION AUDIO). This key role is responsible for setting and balancing audio levels during principal photography and will require frequent mixing of multiple mics simultaneously and adjusting levels with shots. Reports to the Director.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate, Round-trip air USA/Italy, lodging.

GAFFER/GRIP. This key role is responsible for the deliverables of electricity and production lighting along with required labor. The Gaffer fulfils the Director of Photography’s desired look/vision for the series. The Gaffer is intimately familiar with all the gear, including lighting kits. The Gaffer is responsible for set and personnel safety. Reports to the Director.
Equivalent SAG Day Ultra Low Rate, Round-trip air USA/Italy, lodging.

Production Company: The Italian Life Series LLC

Tim Scott – Writer
Leah Stiver – Executive Producer / Writer Episodic / Script Supervisor
Teresa Cooper – Executive Producer / Production Design / Marketing
Jamie Lowery – Executive Producer
Mark Story – Executive Producer

Production Type: Working in association with Italian Tourism Commission, Indie.

Run Time: Ten (10) episodes (43-52 mins)

Compensation: See compensation descriptions attached to Roles.

Union Status: Non-Union

AUDITION INFORMATION:

ITALY AUDITION
Rome
Date: 30 Sep 2021 – by invitation

Requirements:

Actors Submissions: Submit headshot and :30 second introduction video (unlisted video on YouTube or Vimeo) along with resume of recent work to Info@TheItalianLifeSeries.com

Crew Submissions: Submit resume and sample(s) of best work (if applicable) via video to Info@TheItalianLifeSeries.com
Callbacks: Later the same day, stay in the city.

USA AUDITION
Denver
Date: Initial Submissions via video will be received until October 28, 2021
Requirements:
Actors Submissions: Submit headshot and :30 second introduction video (unlisted video on YouTube or Vimeo) along with resume of recent work to Info@TheItalianLifeSeries.com

Crew Submissions: Submit resume and sample(s) of best work (if applicable) via video to Info@TheItalianLifeSeries.com

Shooting Schedule:

Rehearsals: Begin July 2022

Production: Begins October 2022 – (Italy: not all cast will be required in Italy the entire time)

Filming Location:
USA – Southern California, Colorado
ITALY – Rome, Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, Milan

COVID-19 Protocol: If you have had COVID-19 within the last 6 months (and are currently not infectious) or have been vaccinated, there is no need to mask up. Otherwise, please mask up prior to your arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Nationwide
Please submit to: info@theitalianlifeseries.com by 2021-09-28
Actors Submissions: Submit headshot and :30 second introduction video (unlisted video on YouTube or Vimeo) along with resume of recent work to Info@TheItalianLifeSeries.com Crew Submissions: Submit resume and sample(s) of best work (if applicable) via video to Info@TheItalianLifeSeries.com Callbacks: Later the same day, stay in the city.

This casting notice was posted by: The Italian Life Series



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